ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITES – Australia warned Sunday that terrorists may be plotting attacks in and around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s largest city.
The Australian High Commission in Malaysia said in a travel advisory that there was an ongoing terrorism threat in Malaysia, noting that authorities there have arrested a number of people allegedly involved in planning attacks, including against entertainment venues in Kuala Lumpur.
“Terrorists may be planning attacks in and around Kuala Lumpur. Attacks could be indiscriminate and may target Western interests or locations frequented by Westerners,” the commission said in the advisory, which was posted on its website.
Malaysia has raised its security alert level following the Jan. 14 attacks in Jakarta, the capital of neighboring Indonesia, that left eight people dead.